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BRISBANE: Managing Your Emotions - re-train your brain

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Where: Redland Community Centre Inc., 29 Loraine St, Capalaba, Qld 4157. 

Format: 8 group sessions, each 3 hours incl. a tea break

Facilitator: Patrea O'Donoghue, MPsych, MAPS

Cost: $455 includes the 8 group sessions, all materials, 2 CDs with guided instructions, and light refreshments

Bookings: 07 3245 2117 or 07 3472 1361

This 8-week course is aimed at helping people better understand and manage difficult emotional experiences such as when feeling stressed, anxious, sad, depressed or angry. The course is based on Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), a treatment approach developed by Bruno Cayoun, DPSych, clinical psychologist.

MiCBT is an approach that combines both mindfulness and the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). During this course, participants will learn a variety of mindfulness-based skills and approaches that encourage them to focus on their breathing and their body, rather than the thoughts that are likely triggering reactive behaviours and escalating the emotions. The course also looks at how other people and our emotions interact with one another and what we can do about that.

Mindfulness approaches have been demonstrated by researchers to be very helpful for people in better managing emotions and stress, improving depressed moods by helping avoid rumination, improving concentration, and generally result in feeling a greater sense of satisfaction with one's own life.

Term 1: 8 February - 28 March 2012
Time: 6.30-9.30pm 
Free pre-course information session 1/2/12 from 6.30-8pm

Term 2: 2 May - 20 June 2012 
Time: 9.00-12.00noon 
Free pre-course information session 18/4/12 from 11.00-12.30pm

Term 3: 1 August - 19 September
Time: 6.30-9.30pm 
Free pre-course information session 27/7/12 from 6.30-8pm

Term 4: 17 October - 5 December 2012 
Time: 6.30-9.30pm 
Free pre-course information session 10/10/12 from 6.30-8pm